Stephan Pouyat is Global Head of Capital Markets and Funds Services at Euroclear. The Capital Markets business represents €33 trillion of assets under custody across the group, while the Funds Services business represents approximately €1 trillion.
Stephan is a trusted advisor to Ministers of Finance, Governors and Deputies, including the Heads of Debt Management and various regulatory bodies. He is a highly regarded speaker in the industry and leads discussions with various senior level government officials, with the objective of implementing solutions that help to increase market liquidity, resulting in a stronger macroeconomic climate and financial stability.
In this capacity, his business unit’s fundamental role is to promote financial market inclusion, social responsibility and provide operational excellence in all global markets in which it operates, focusing specifically on 28 emerging economies and their local debt capital markets expansion and funds services requirements. The free and efficient flow of capital brings benefits to all, from the promotion of financial reform and social development to the development of new mechanisms that aid market advancement. In an increasingly interconnected world, local market success is predicated on their ability to secure capital flows and investment in physical and social infrastructure.
Stephan has also held a number of senior positions within Euroclear in product management, network management, chief of staff to the UK and Dutch CEOs, corporate restructuring and corporate strategy.
Prior to joining Euroclear, Stephan was employed by Federated Investors as Vice President for e-commerce, where he developed a web-based settlement engine.
He has a Master’s degree from both Eurecom and Polytechnique Lausanne (Switzerland) and has completed an Executive Program at Harvard Business School.
“As Global Head of Capital Markets and Funds Services at Euroclear, I care passionately about aligning the financial sector with moves to accelerate development among the world's emerging economies”.